Jordan’s Abdullah warns of Gaza’s regional repercussions

Jordan’s King Abdullah II calls UN chief Ban Ki-moon.

“The king and Ban discussed developments in the Gaza Strip and the monarch warned against their repercussions for the entire region and its stability,” the palace says in a statement.

The king, whose country has a 1994 peace treaty with Israel, “stressed the need to stop targeting civilians and respect international laws,” it adds.

Jordan’s government has described Israel’s airstrikes on Gaza in response to Hamas rocket fire as “barbaric” and “brutal.”

Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood demands that the government close Israel’s embassy in Amman and expel the ambassador.

— AFP and Times of Israel staff

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